Bhuna Kukda Recipe

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Bhuna Kukda
  • Chef: Aditya Bal
  • Recipe Servings: 6
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Chicken cooked Rajasthani style, with loads of chillies.

Ingredients of Bhuna Kukda

  • For the marination:
  • 1 Tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3-4 green cardamom
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 9-10 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup dry red chillies, soaked in luke warm water
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 kg chicken
  • For the base:
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish

How to Make Bhuna Kukda

  • For the marination:
  • 1.In a pan, heat 1 Tbsp mustard oil till it reaches its smoking point. Switch off the gas. Let it cool down a bit.
  • 2.Switch the gas back on and add cinnamon, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, green cardamom, and bay leaves till it splutters.
  • 3.Add the garlic and saute it. Now add the soaked red chillies.
  • 4.Add turmeric powder and coriander powder.
  • 5.In a mortar and pestle, grind it into a fine paste.
  • 6.Clean and wash the chicken, cut into big size pieces. Apply the prepared masala and salt to the chicken and marinate it for 2 hours.
  • For the base:
  • 1.Heat up oil in a kadhai, mix in cumin seeds. When they crackle, mix in the marinated chicken and stir fry till brown on high flame heat.
  • 2.Add vinegar and salt and mix in sugar to caramelize.
  • 3.Mix in beaten yogurt. Add a little water if needed and continue cooking on high flame heat.
  • 4.Stir fry till all the liquid has evaporated and the chicken is soft and tender.
  • 5.Add salt and stir fry till the masala coats the chicken. Switch off the gas. Cover the pan to let the chicken soak in the flavor.
  • 6.Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.